The Las Vegas Raiders’ offensive line has been the most questioned aspect of the team and it has been a work in progress as they have used 11 different offensive line lineups in the first six games.
Yet, the unit has improved and has done very well in the run game. Las Vegas tailback Josh Jacobs has been excellent as he has become the first Raider player to run for 140-plus yards in three straight games. He is third in the NFL with 633 rushing yards.
But make no mistake, Jacobs is getting strong blocking. According to the Football Outsiders, the Raiders lead the league in adjusted line yards per carry at 5.7 yards. That’s pretty special.
The offensive line nobody is talking about:— Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) October 24, 2022
Right now the #Raiders lead the NFL with 5.70 adjusted line yards per carry. No other offense is above 5.1!
Raiders RB have only been stuffed for a loss or no gain 11% of the time, second behind GB.
As the Raiders continue to try to get back in the AFC playoff picture, Jacobs and his blocking will be a big part of the formula.
In other Raiders’ news:
- Week 8 picks; CBS Sports likes the Raiders in New Orleans on Sunday.
- Abram on way out? ESPN thinks the Raiders may trade safety Johnathan Abram before Tuesday’s NFL trade deadline.
- Getting comfortable: The Las Vegas Review-Journal has a story on how rookie Dylan Parham is settling in on the offensive line.